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Mother charged with murder of newborn baby girl

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A 24-year-old woman who was arrested in January on suspicion of abandoning the body of her newborn baby girl has also been charged with her murder.

Police said Yumi Jitsuhara, a part-time worker, has admitted to killing the infant and quoted her as saying she had no confidence she could take care of a baby, Fuji TV reported. She also told police she didn’t know who the father was and that she had started thinking about killing the baby when she found out she was pregnant in September.

Police said Jitsuhara told them she gave birth on Dec 8 while alone in her room in the share house in Higashi-Ikebukuro where she had been living for about three years. She placed tape over the infant’s nose and mouth, wrapped the corpse in a towel and placed it in a plastic bag in a closet.

Jitsuhara left the share house on Jan 19 after failing to pay her rent. One of the other occupants noticed a foul odor and found the baby’s remains in the closet.

Police arrested Jitsuhara on Jan 20 and initially charged her with abandoning a body but upgraded the charge to murder after Jitsuhara told them the baby was alive when born and that she had suffocated the child.

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There are many Mothers out there who couldn't bear a child and some people are just killing their babies. How awful.

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And so many wonder why the population in Japan is dwindling perhaps one reason is because so many women kill their babies. Sad that she did not seek financial help from the government or her parents, I'm sure they would have loved to have a Grandchild instead now they have a murder of a daughter. R.I.P. little one.

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Sad, sad story. I fear another child didn't get a fair chance at life because of this woman's fear of social stigma, something, when viewed here in the context of my image vs. my child's, is put as a priority.

Even sadder is that this all could've been prevented if she or her partner had of just thought of protecting themselves via condoms/contraceptives. Im all for having fun, but safety is/should be paramount. The unknown 'father' is at just as much fault as she is.

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too late now of course, but how about not making a baby in the first place. but I'll get lots of thumbs down from people who don't want their sexual freedom impeded upon for any reason

Really? You think you got a thumbs down because of your assumptions here?

Actually it's because there is something called birth control, and that works just as well in preventing unwanted pregnancies!

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Do you know that a woman has to have the fathers’ PERMISSION on PAPER to have an abortion in Japan?

Let that sink in for a moment.

Let THIS sink in for a moment, THIS IS BLATANTLY FALSE INFORMATION! Consent is NOT needed from the father!

Consent from either the woman or her spouse is needed to carry out a termination. If the woman is mentally impaired consent may be granted by her guardian. The woman's consent is not required if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.

https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/japan/healthcare/pregnancy-birth/termination-abortion

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Abstinence! What a novel and entirely realistic idea.

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too late now of course, but how about not making a baby in the first place. but I'll get lots of thumbs down from people who don't want their sexual freedom impeded upon for any reason

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Many people can't have kids, why didn't this woman give the baby to one of these people rather than killing it?

So what phone number should she have called?

Unfortunately, Japan has a very little social safety net for these matters.

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Many people can't have kids, why didn't this woman give the baby to one of these people rather than killing it?

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But anyhow....what she did was awful....

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Do the hustle.... Abortion is still killing the baby...

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Well at the very least she admitted she killed the baby.

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Do you know that a woman has to have the fathers’ PERMISSION on PAPER to have an abortion in Japan?

Let that sink in for a moment.

So it takes two people to agree to a contract killing instead of just one.

What difference does it make to the unborn human person? He/She still gets murdered.

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Do you know that a woman has to have the fathers’ PERMISSION on PAPER to have an abortion in Japan?

Let that sink in for a moment.

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quoted her as saying she had no confidence she could take care of a baby, Fuji TV reported. She also told police she didn’t know who the father was and that she had started thinking about killing the baby when she found out she was pregnant in September

Didnt know who the father was? Just how many partners did this trout have nine months before the birth? I think this is an outright lie to protect the real father.

If she wanted to kill th baby she should have had an abortion.

In rhe US she is trailer trash. In Australia she is a bogan. In Japan she is a chimpira. They are all drains on society.

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at least we don't have to hear any of that "maybe she was stillborn" crap

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She didn’t have confidence to take care of a baby? There are many alternatives. There are many organizations that could help find a new home for your baby. Newborns make the perfect adoption candidate. That is just one widely available and widely used option.

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